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Baruch College Presents "State of Our City Forum"

School of Public Affairs to lead discussion on post-campaign transition in New York City

NEW YORK, NY - February 24, 2014 - Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs and City & State invite you to its 4th Annual State of Our City forum to discuss transportation, healthcare, and development on Thursday, February 27.

After the dust has settled from campaign season and the political narrative begins the slow, grinding transition into governing, public policy experts, business leaders and New York City government officials discuss how the landscape has shifted in city government, and if we are heading in the right direction.

Welcoming remarks will be led by Hon. Letitia A. James, New York City Public Advocate, followed by opening remarks by Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice Chancellor, City University of New York.

Some of the speakers include Steve Sigmund, Executive Director, Global Gateway Alliance; William Wheeler, Director of Planning, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Hon. Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair, Council Transportation Committee; Hon. Richard N. Gottfried, Chair, Assembly Health Committee; Hany Abdelaal, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Visiting Nurse Service of New York; and, Hon. Jumaane D. Williams, Chair, Council Committee on Housing and Buildings, among others.


See complete agenda here.

WHAT: State of Our City Forum

WHEN: Thursday, February 27

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College

151 East 25th Street

Room 750


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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